Cosplay Contest

Cosplay Contest

Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest Rules

  • A valid AgamaCon badge is required.
  • All rules that apply to the convention apply to the contest.
  • Cosplay can be from any form of media, from any country.
  • Reference picture are very helpful for the judges to accurately judge the outfit. You won’t be marked down for not having one but it may help your overall score for having one. If you have an original design it is highly recommended that you have a reference photo so the judges can understand your vision.
  • Costumes that have won awards previously at other shows cannot be entered to win at AgamaCon unless there have been major changes made to it. They can however be entered as Exhibition.
  • You are not required to wear your craftsmanship piece during the awarding of prizes, but it is encouraged.
  • If you are affiliated with AgamaCon, you may not enter the Craftsmanship contest. You may walk in as exhibition.
Craftsmanship Cosplay Categories
  • Youth – Any entrant that is 12 years old and under. (Parents should be with children at judging)
  • Beginner – You have never won a major award in any contest before.
  • Intermediate – Less than 3 awards won at any contest.
  • Advanced – More than 3 major awards. If you take money for commissions, you will automatically be bumped into this category.

Group entrees are welcome. If there are different skill levels in your group, the contestant with the highest level will be chosen for the group’s competition placement.

Please speak to a judge or registration staff if you are concerned or confused with your placement. You can always place yourself in a higher bracket but not a lower one. The judges do reserve the right to bump you to a higher category at their discretion, but only if this will result in a win in that category. Best of show winner can be from any category. If awarded Best of Show, you will not win an award in your chosen category.

Categories

  • Youth – Any entrant that is 12 years old and under. (Parents should be with children at judging)
  • Beginner – You have never won a major award in any contest before.
  • Intermediate – Less than 3 awards won at any contest.
  • Advanced – More than 3 major awards. If you take money for commissions, you will automatically be bumped into this category.

Group entrees are welcome. If there are different skill levels in your group, the contestant with the highest level will be chosen for the group’s competition placement.

Please speak to a judge or registration staff if you are concerned or confused with your placement. You can always place yourself in a higher bracket but not a lower one. The judges do reserve the right to bump you to a higher category at their discretion, but only if this will result in a win in that category. Best of show winner can be from any category. If awarded Best of Show, you will not win an award in your chosen category.

Cosplay Exhibition Contest Rules

  • A valid AgamaCon badge is required.
  • All rules that apply to the convention apply to the exhibition showcase.
  • Cosplays can be from any form of media (movies, books, anime, comics etc) from any country of origin.
  • You do NOT require a reference picture. You will not be judged, but do need to show up to the convention in the cosplay you registered in to walk.
  • If you are affiliated with AgamaCon in any way, you are allowed to enter as exhibition.

We are accepting 50 Cosplay craftsmanship and 50 Exhibition. You will be given a 2-minute session for judging to make sure we get to see as many people as possible. You may register early on Saturday, from 10 am to 2:00 pm. Judging times will start at 2:30pm. If you do not make early registration, you may still be judged on a first come, first serve basis or until the spots are filled. We will close judging at 3:30pm, last person will be seen at 3:25pm. The contest will be at 4:00pm.

Exhibition registration can be done in advance as well. You will need to be in the contest location by 3:30pm for line up. If you didn’t register in advance please come early to do so or you won’t be able to walk.

At time of registration you will be given a numbered badge. Please bring this back with you as this will be used for line up.

With the exception of parents, guests who are not being judged or walking in exhibition should not be in the contest space until 4:00pm to keep things running on time.

2017 Entrants